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How to write posts
This is a small guide for authors making posts on the Blog, it explains some of the basics of writing an entry.
To start writing, log into Site Admin. Then click on “write” in the upper toolbar.
- To attach an image or a file into your post, use the “Upload” box directly under the “post” box. Press on the browse button to choose your file, then click the upload button. If the upload was successful, you should now see a small thumbnail, or link with the name of your file. Left click on it, and choose send to editor. The file will now appear in your post.
* When you have finished writing, you must configure a few options to complete the posting process.
Under the post box, you can see a rectangle called “tags”, its very important that you fill this box with the keywords that describe the contents of your post. Using tags helps display your post better at Blog directories and search engines. You can use several tag words, seperated by commas, eg :syria, middle east, lebanon
- On the right menu subheadings:
- Discussions: uncheck “allow comments” if you do not want people commenting on your post.
- Post Slug enables you to write a shorter title to be used for the url to your post.
- Categories: choose one or more categories to classify your post. Default category is “ramblings”.
- Post Status: IMPORTANT you must choose “published” for your post to appear on the Blog. The default “draft”, saves your post, but does not publish it.
- Post Timestamp: The default is the current date and time. To have your post be published at a later date, check “edit timestamp” then specify the date and time for publishing.
That’s it, when you’re ready press the “Publish” button at the bottom of the post box, and the post will be sent to the Blog. You may view the Blog by pressing “view site” at the top of the page.
*To edit past posts, press on the “manage” link on the top toolbar. A list of all the posts in the Blog will appear, however you can only edit the posts that you have made. Use the “search posts” and “browse month” features to find specific posts.